OpenBoot 3.x Command Reference Manual

Common Options for the boot Command

Table I-3 Common Options for the boot Command



boot [device-specifier] [filename] [options]

The name (full path name or alias) of the boot device. Typical values include: 

cdrom (CD-PROM drive)

disk (hard disk)

floppy (3-1/2" diskette drive)

net (Ethernet)

tape (SCSI tape)


The name of the program to be booted (for example, stand/diag). filename is relative to the root of the selected device and partition (if specified). If filename is not specified, the boot program uses the value of the boot-file NVRAM parameter (see Chapter 3).


(These options are specific to the operating system, and may differ from system to system.)